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About CS-SUNN

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The Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) is a non-governmental,
non-profit making alliance, made up of organizations with a shared vision to transform
Nigeria into a country where every citizen has food and is nutrition secured. We pursue
this lofty goal by engaging government and non-state actors to raise awareness, sustain
commitment and actions to effectively tackle under-nutrition in Nigeria. The alliance was
birthed in November, 2013 at Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria and formally inaugurated on
the 7 th of August, 2014.

 

OUR CORE VALUES

-Excellence
-Honesty
-Accountability
-Commitment
-Ownership
-Recognition
-Professionalism

OUR STRATEGIC FOCAL AREAS

-Partnership (P)
-Advocacy (A)
-Capacity Building (C)
-Evidence based interventions (E)
-Institutionalization of the movement (I)

PROTECTION FROM SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE POLICY

CS-SUNN has a zero tolerance for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and is committed to protecting her personnel, beneficiaries and communities, including children from SEA. CS-SUNN has created and maintains a safe environment free from SEA. The alliance takes appropriate measures for this purpose in the communities where it operates, through a robust PSEA framework, including prevention and response measures. CS-SUNN also has in place safe, confidential and accessible mechanisms and procedures for personnel, beneficiaries and communities, including

children, to report SEA allegations.

What Drives us

Our Vision

A country where every citizen is food and nutrition secured.

 

Our Mission

To mobilize Non State Actors to advocate, generate evidence, build capacity and stimulate communities to scale up nutrition in Nigeria.

Our Objectives

  • To advocate for effective coordination of all nutrition stakeholders and programmes in Nigeria
  • To create a platform through which Civil Society Organizations can effectively advocate for improved nutrition in Nigeria
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  • To advocate and engage government to create nutrition budget lines in some key Federal and state Ministries in Nigeria as well as include CSOs in nutrition interventions as appropriate
  • To encourage and strongly advocate for the establishment of an effective and functional nutrition surveillance monitoring and evaluation systems
  • To build the capacity of CS-SUNN members to effectively engage in the pursuit of improved nutrition in Nigeria.

Governance Structure

The coalition in line with its constitution is structured as follows:

General Assembly (GA) is vested with legislative powers of the coalition, made up of members of the coalition.

The Board of Trustees (BOT) is to perform ceremonial/legal, oversight and advocacy functions for the coalition.

The Steering Committee (SC) serves as the executive committee and supervises the nomination of the BOT members. Governance Structure

The National Secretariat provides oversight of the day-to-day activities of the Coalition and represents the alliance in all National nutrition issues, programmes and

events.

MEMBERSHIP SPREAD OF THE ALLIANCE

CS-SUNN is the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance (SUN CSA) for Nigeria; at
the global level. The Scaling Up Nutrition Movement (SUN) was founded on the
principle that all people have a right to food and good nutrition.
The Nigerian CSA geographical mandate is in all the 36 states of Nigeria, including the
FCT. With a strong presence in Nigeria, CS-SUNN has become a key advocate for
Nutrition. We have gained the knack to influence policy makers in Nigeria and with over
200 registered member organization/partners (even at the grassroots level) spread
across the six Geo-political zones; we bring on ideas that are translated into realities for
nutrition interventions.
We believe that a well-nourished population is the basis of human progress and societal
growth and development. CS-SUNN was created with the purpose to work and mobilize
others to achieve a Nigeria where every citizen has food and is nutrition secured.
Today, CS-SUNN is still working in partnership with many stakeholders, including policy
makers, professional bodies, media and others to achieve national and international
goals instrumental in attaining Nutritional standards and right.

Past Projects

Multi-Partners Trust Fund (MPTF)-August 2015-December 2016

 Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH)- November 2014-November 2017

 Establishing and Strengthening Nutrition coalitions in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto to scale-up

nutrition interventions for improved nutrition- Sept- 2017- Dec 201

 The Joint SUN Civil Society Creativity and Collaboration Project June-July 2017

 SUN Movement Pooled Fund- July 2018- July 2019

Current Projects

Partnership for Improving Nigeria Nutrition Systems (PINNS) May 2018 till date

 Contributing to the reduction of women and children’s mortality through strategic advocacy approach in seven states by UNICEF- January 2019

 SUN Movement Pooled Fund window II-January 2020